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I find investments are very different and difficult in these extremely Interesting Times!! We hear whispers of manipulation. QE'S that have never been done before. Then we have a template experiment in Cyprus to see the worlds reaction. I just ask everyone to sit back and ask themselves "... More
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments!! PORTFOLIO #17.......  86 comments
    May 1, 2014 4:02 PM

    THIS CHAPTER IS FOR POSTINGS FOR THE PORTFOLIO CHALLENGE ONLY !!

    SO THAT ALL UNDERSTAND ANY POST FOR TRADES MADE DURING TRADING HOURS THE CLOSING PRICE OF THAT DAY IS USED. IMPORTANT CHANGE,,,,,,IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS EXPERIENCE MORE LIFE LIKE WE ARE GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL RULE THAT YOU HAVE UP TO THE MARKET OPEN TO GET THAT DAYS OPENING PRICE..

    FOCAL WANTED US TO HAVE STOPS DURING THE DAY. BLUESKYFOREVER ALSO MADE A SUGGESTION. ACTUALLY I THINK THEY WERE DEMANDS. SO WE EVOLVED AND BECAME MORE COMPETITIVE AS THE RULES GET MODIFIED WEEKLY..

    MY POOR TWO MAN IT DEPARTMENT HANDLES IT WAY BETTER THEN THE ACA WEBSITE..

    YOU MUST OWN A STOCK THE DAY PRIOR TO THE EX DIVIDEND DATE TO COLLECT THE DIVIDEND!

    What started out as a small group discussing anything related to investing has grown extremely educational over the last few months.

    We have Authors, Financial Advisors, Seasoned investors, Experts in specific fields, and just the average Joe pitching in...

    Folks.. we are growing and posters like it. If you are new to investing then this site is for you.

    Here is the current link to our BLOG CHAPTER !http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/5038891-interesting-times/2342802-interesting-times-for-all-commodities-and-investments-chapter-37

    The chapters continue to advance so this may not be the latest one. Please just look at the bottom of the chapter for the next link !!

    As of now we have a small group of investors nervously playing a game. It is ONLY a game but as I have learned that if it is a competition and we do keep standings people take it seriously. I am happy to see this as I am learning while I lose money ( fiat of course, or monopoly money ) lol

    But as we progress we are changing rules to make it fairer and more competitive. I have been received messages from all with your ideas and it is your game as well. So please feel free to add whatever thoughts you have. I hope over time other will join as we are still at the beginning stages.

    I urge all to post on other articles and blogs what you like about our chapters and challenge in hopes others will either follow or join in the conversation. So keep posting when you trade why you trade for all to see the reasoning. Good luck to all !!

    Disclosure: I am long PSEC.

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  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » SO LET'S SEE WHO SELLS IN MAY AND GOES AWAY !!
    1 May 2014, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Happy May day comrades.
    1 May 2014, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Please drop my Sell Target in (QCOR) to $85, (http://bit.ly/1fyE4XW) $88.75, (http://bit.ly/sy8x2t) $51.66, and (http://bit.ly/1fyE4XZ) $151.94

     

    I may indeed Sell in May if only I can get back into the Black for a while. Just a few stocks murdered me this month.

     

    Once I got back to following my planned discipline, 5/6 last sales were profits, a couple good.
    1 May 2014, 10:21 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    If I wasn't locked into a certain strategy, (STO) would be my next NG play. I was reading last year about the advances they have made in harvesting frozen sea-floor methane. 3.5% Dividend and good prospects.
    1 May 2014, 11:52 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Please sell my QCOR and RYL.
    Buy 30k of STX and the rest in (AMKR) Please.
    Tired of slow movers-going big, or down in FLAMES!!!!
    Price Target on STX $57.89
    PT on AMKR $9.25
    2 May 2014, 07:16 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    You missed one of my QCOR positions to close and buy AMKR with, I should have been more specific to say All QCOR.
    my bad.
    I never slept last night or I might have been alert to notice.
    2 May 2014, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Was my fault - didn't notice 2nd occurrence.
    2 May 2014, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    $121.66 Dividend on ETE EX Dividend 5/1

     

    NP on the other QCOR, easier to correct than most of your entries.
    Looks like I will have to take command of our Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter tomorrow. Not sure how much of my time it will take up, but a lot until I get up to speed. After I know, I'll know if I'll have time to learn the Spreadsheet entries.
    I'm assuming the Spreadsheet will be easier than herding the cats in this organization-have to do the Roberts Rules thing as well as Pomp and Ceremony.
    2 May 2014, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Roberts Rules - fun stuff. I coached debate through my senior year of high school, and was alumni chair for my fraternity for two years in college - Roberts Rules is something I do not miss.

     

    BTW, thanks for your service - I don't think it's given enough.
    5 May 2014, 08:03 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Thank you John. Didn't get many thanks "back in the day".
    Glad to see that the public still supports the Warriors, despite the unpopularity of the war.
    I will kindly refrain from my Rants about wars. This isn't the place.
    Though I hate wars, I will always wear my Dustoff patch proudly.
    "When I have your wounded"
    7 May 2014, 01:24 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Ready for the Run for July, or whenever the PC1 ends?

     

    Looking to make a few moves this week to generate some profits. Bio-tech burned me pretty badly and I am still nursing the wounds.

     

    Sell 1/2 of (CSX) and 1/2 of (http://bit.ly/yQLIVc) at open Monday.

     

    Buy as many shares of (YHOO) as possible.

     

    Thank you.
    4 May 2014, 06:31 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Hoping Yahoo benefits greatly from the Alibaba IPO. Not a fan of CEO Mayer, quite honestly I can't stand Yahoo, but I see upside short term and am looking to use this to jump-start my lagging PC1 portfolio.
    4 May 2014, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Please sell 200 shares of (USLV) at today's close .Thanks
    5 May 2014, 02:21 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Thank you for executing sale of (BP) and (CSX) with purchase of (YHOO).

     

    Alibaba IPO is coming and Yahoo should benefit greatly.

     

    Thanks again. I appreciate the hard work on the spreadsheet and tracking sales and buys.
    5 May 2014, 07:49 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...

     

    Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    5 May 2014, 11:11 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Please sell my (AMKR) and buy as much (BWEN) as you can.
    6 May 2014, 09:36 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Gold up slightly overseas, while US indexes look to be projecting another lower opening. Perhaps some good news somewhere will raise things during the day, but I am skimming profits again tomorrow in my RLP.
    7 May 2014, 02:00 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Oops gold fell, indexes back up=Who knows why.
    7 May 2014, 08:13 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Think their been a shift in attitude toward angry Brata Slav.
    7 May 2014, 08:14 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    The Yellen speaks today. Mortgage apps were up. Hopeful anticipation?
    7 May 2014, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Good morning Ladies & Gentlemen.
    7 May 2014, 08:20 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Sell target on BWEN is $15.91
    13 May 2014, 01:13 AM Reply Like
  • Newbie trader
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    Please use all my fund to buy (ARR) and reinvest the dividend every time. Thank you.
    13 May 2014, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Please sell my (USLV) at open .Then use 1/2 of my cash and proceeds to buy (SRTY) and the other 1/2 to buy (DUST). Thanks
    14 May 2014, 07:28 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Weird. Google for some reason won't track (SRTY). It defaults to (MZZ). Maybe glitched this AM, but if not, will have to manually enter in price data on that one.
    14 May 2014, 08:24 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Thanks John
    http://yhoo.it/1sO0E0Q
    14 May 2014, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Yeah - every place has a quote for it, except Google. And, of course, that's where the data gets pulled from. I'll make a mental note to at least update the price at market close.
    14 May 2014, 12:24 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    John, go ahead and sell my(SRTY) at close today. I will post the close price from Yahoo today so that we are on the same page. Thanks
    15 May 2014, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Google got its act straightened out - it started recognizing the symbol today. LMK if you still want to sell.
    15 May 2014, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Oh yeah i still want to sell ,Thanks
    15 May 2014, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Quick 6%. Nice.
    15 May 2014, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Grats on the 6%.
    16 May 2014, 12:19 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Thanks
    16 May 2014, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Thanks ,Please sell my (DUST) at close today .
    16 May 2014, 03:01 PM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    I am testing out the MarketWatch virtual portfolio simulation for challenge #2. If anyone would like to help test it out to see if it will work for us, I'd appreciate it. The link is:

     

    http://on.mktw.net/QXi2Cj

     

    Password: winner

     

    I think you need a MW account. For those who it bothers, your real name might be displayed along with your portfolio, so you might have to set up an anonymous account to play.

     

    Thanks in advance for helping to test it out.
    18 May 2014, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I tested that MW site. It indeed shows your real name.

     

    It's not that I am hiding from the law or anything, I just value my privacy, so I had John delete my test account.
    1 Jun 2014, 12:18 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    My gut says that the challenge will end for a while. It was fun while it lasted. Anyone have an idea for something different?

     

    Wish one of the lurkers would have taken it over, but as of now we have no takers.
    1 Jun 2014, 05:31 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    PLEASE buy (USLV) with ALL available cash at next opportunity.
    26 May, 03:16 PM
    26 May 2014, 08:27 PM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    PLEASE SELL all shares in (DUST) at close today

     

    Thanks
    27 May 2014, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    Even though Gold may be going lower, I think I want to lock my profits in (DUST) . If a rally happens, in Gold I will buy DUST again.
    I think I bought (DUST) on April 11
    27 May 2014, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Well done patience & wisdom "Ashes to ashes,(DUST) to (DUST)."
    27 May 2014, 11:47 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Hey JBT ,I believe that I was supposed to have traded (USLV) at open today with my available cash. Thanks ,Curt
    27 May 2014, 12:58 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » @COINS

     

    JBT sometimes works. I haven't heard from him in a week. If he is busy he always catches up to the posts...
    28 May 2014, 12:44 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    OK BUY (USLV) at the open in the morning please.
    27 May 2014, 10:18 PM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    Cancel the buy of (USLV)
    29 May 2014, 07:00 AM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    BUY (TZA) with all the money I have at the opening today.
    Thanks
    28 May 2014, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    Looks like somebody failed to SELL my shares in (DUST)

     

    I had written this morning to BUY (TZA) with the money
    at the opening today. Not done.
    THANKS
    28 May 2014, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Dr

     

    The person doing the trades for me may be on vacation. Or has a personal issue. Your trade will eventually be honored.

     

    Please be patient. He does volunteer his time.
    28 May 2014, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    My plans to learn the tasks he does have been sidelined by my wife's health. Though disabled myself, I have to do everything right now to hold things together.
    I still plan on learning and helping, just cannot spare the time until my wife is better. She said today that she may lose her driver's license for a year or more, and I can only drive before taking my morning pain meds.

     

    I hope to be more free in July.
    28 May 2014, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    SELL all shares of (TZA) at the opening today. Buy (TQQQ) with the money obtained
    29 May 2014, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Folks

     

    JBT sent me a message and he has been away for a while. So IF he does catch up at some point if you put a trade in please assume it will be posted.

     

    Until the end we are going to use the timestamp BUT you might not see the actual transaction for a while. Right now it is only 3 trades that I see.

     

    Again, please understand that John is a volunteer, not being compensated at all. I hope you all understand that .

     

    Thanks!
    29 May 2014, 11:30 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    IT ,when does the Portfolio challenge actually end ?
    29 May 2014, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » GUYS...I SPOKE TO JBT AND HE HAS A FAMILY ISSUE THAT WILL BE TAKING UP MOST OF HIS TIME. SO UNLESS SOMEONE CAN TAKE OVER WE ARE ESSENTIALLY DONE MAKING ANY TRADES..

     

    I WILL CALL AN END TO IT JULY 31ST AND CROWN THE WINNERS...

     

    I CAN'T THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR WHAT HE DID. I AM NOT COMPUTER SAVY ENOUGH TO EVEN TRY...SO WE HAVE 2 MONTHS TO TRY AND FIND SOMEONE TO RUN IT !!
    30 May 2014, 01:30 AM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    Please sell all shares of (BP), (YHOO), and (CSX) at the open Monday.

     

    Use all money to buy as many shares as possible of (BPZ).

     

    Thank you.
    31 May 2014, 08:48 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » DEER

     

    Not sure if you know but the gentlemen who did the trades has taken some personal time off. I don't expect him back soon so we are done trading.

     

    If no one can handle doing the trades in August then we will not hit the rest button. I am terrible with computers and spreadsheets.

     

    Showing my age. Can work a calculator though !
    31 May 2014, 09:15 PM Reply Like
  • deercreekvols
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    IT,

     

    No worries. My apology for not reading the posts above more closely before trying to trade.

     

    I am not versed in the use of spreadsheets and would be unable to carry the torch. Sorry.

     

    Hopefully someone will be able to perform this task come July.

     

    Girls Softball and Boys Baseball both won Section V titles yesterday/last night. Baseball game was a 1-0 thriller. Our pitcher, a Division 1 scholarship signee, threw a 2 hitter.

     

    It is fun as a football and basketball coach to see athletes you work with earn such an honor in baseball. Baseball coach is also coaches football with me and I coached him when he was in HS. How old do I feel some days?

     

    New Ariens lawn tractor was put to use today for the first time. Fantastic machine and my new Toro weed trimmer ran well as I spent the better part of the day attacking our property.

     

    Have a great night. Keep an eye on the Eastern door.
    31 May 2014, 09:26 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » DEER

     

    My little towns girls softball team knocked off the first seed in their playoffs the other night. However they are playing a school who beat them 2x this year tonight.

     

    So I will read the results in the morning. Congrads to the kids as I know it isn't easy to win these tough games.
    31 May 2014, 09:33 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I am pretty well versed in spreadsheets; but I need training on how to link stocks to Google. If it's not terribly difficult, I can talk with John and be schooled. After that I can take shifts more than likely. By then I should have my wife home.

     

    I don't see where I reported my STX dividend of $253.88. When John gets back we can work that out.

     

    I did not need to take over our MOPH Chapter. The Chaplin stepped up to that role. Now they want me to be the Chaplin <sigh>. I'm just not the "Sky Pilot" type. In any event it would take no time to fill that role except the occasional special events, as we meet 1 weekend day a month.
    1 Jun 2014, 12:07 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    You can PM JBT and I am sure he would walk you through it. It would really be appreciated and I expect we will only have maybe 10 players.

     

    Choice is all yours..

     

    He is around but needed to take a break .
    1 Jun 2014, 05:34 AM Reply Like
  • Dr. Ken Kapur
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    Sell all shares of (TQQQ) at the opening and buy (TZA) with the money generated
    3 Jun 2014, 07:23 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » FOLKS

     

    NO NEW TRADES WILL BE HAPPENING. PLEASE READ ABOVE !!

     

    THANKS...
    3 Jun 2014, 11:21 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    The portfolio is still indicative,i was thinking to track (T) once (UIL) began to balance from it's aquisition from PGW.The consensus still does lean toward ui but it is close.
    3 Jun 2014, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I'm happy to keep the stocks I have until the end anyway. I may not break into the top ten, but doing well.
    5 Jun 2014, 02:38 PM Reply Like
  • Newbie trader
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    Just to let you know that I still keep an eye on the portfolio challenge. Although, I haven't placed any trades recently, I am still active. Whenever you guys get around to it, just keep reinvesting my dividend from (ARR) back to the stock. Thank you very much.
    5 Jun 2014, 11:45 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » NEWBIE

     

    Unfortunately JBT cannot monitor the trades anymore. He did give us a sight that we can do it on our own. However not many have stepped up to say they would do so.

     

    Hence, I believe the challenge will be ending July 31st. Wish I could handle the trades but I know my limits..
    6 Jun 2014, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Print the sight like and repeat some of us are slow.
    6 Jun 2014, 09:59 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Hopefully JBT will stop in soon and give it to us again. If I understood him correctly EVEYONE would essentially do their own trades. Have to open an account with personal information, or I guess a make believe account.

     

    Then we would use a password for the group is what I think. I haven't really tried it yet as it seemed I did not get enough feedback from the challengers to do so..
    6 Jun 2014, 10:04 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    The challenge is set up, anyone can join at any time. It's set to run from 8/1/2014 through 6/5/2015 (could not extend date any further).

     

    It is an advanced game - there is a small commission for trades (game money, of course - it's all free), limit / stop-loss orders are enabled, and trading on margin is allowed. It's a "live" simulation, and trades are executed in real-time. $100k to start, open to everyone who has the password.

     

    A MarketWatch login is required, and real names are displayed. It takes about 2 minutes to set up a MW account. You can make a fake one, if for whatever reason you do not want your real name displayed. Myself, I don't care. ;)

     

    Anyways, here is the link and password:

     

    http://on.mktw.net/1lb...

     

    Password is 'besmart' (without the quotes).

     

    -John
    6 Jun 2014, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • JohnBinTN
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    Oh, yeah - you can short stocks, too.
    6 Jun 2014, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » INVESTORS..ONCE WE RESET CAN ALL OF US LEAVE THE REASONS WHY WE DID THE TRADES ON THIS SITE?

     

    I WILL OPEN A NEW CHAPTER, BUT THE LURKERS WILL HAVE NO IDEA WHY WE DID IT...

     

    THANKS!!
    22 Jun 2014, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    I can tell all right now that my buys and sells will be based upon data from Blockdesk.com with my own DD. My purchase of (BWEN) was "Off List", my own gut feeling and WRONG. I should have bought more (JAZZ) as the articles advised. In my RLP I had been in between 122 and 134, Still have a few but it's over $150 atm.
    22 Jun 2014, 11:09 PM Reply Like
  • User 7415181
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    Probably the last one before the current challenge ends, but vtsmx is having a 19 cent/share distribution - lists the reinvest date for today and the payable date for tomorrow.

     

    So, I currently have 2386 whole shares X .19 = $453.78 to reinvest in that fund. Thanks.
    23 Jun 2014, 06:28 AM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » USER

     

    We are basically done with this years trades. JBT had to take a leave for personal reasons..

     

    But he did set up the new one for us and is doing some trial work this week. He is out of town until next Monday !!
    23 Jun 2014, 08:25 AM Reply Like
  • User 7415181
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    It's all good - don't think I would have caught anybody in the rungs above me. Still fairly pleased with how it worked out with what I was doing which was pretty passive.
    23 Jun 2014, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • CoinsK
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    The stock that caused me to plummet in the challenge was (LDOS) in March I bought a large position in this stock I went from 1st to 7th based on overloading that 1 stock. The neat thing about this exercise that was great, was that in real life right after the big drop of (LDOS),I doubled my holdings and bought 20k more of it right about the time it recovered from around $35 a share to above $40 . So I sold that and reallocated . Which was part of a learning experience as well .I went from having 10% in my 401k portfolio to 20% ,took profits and went back to 10% which is where I am now after banking some nice profits. Woo Hoo. No way i would have done that if i wasn't on top of it watching it's progress here. That was a very helpful and educational experience and thanks to IT for doing this.
    23 Jun 2014, 01:19 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    The team experience has helped zero in,for sure.
    23 Jun 2014, 02:02 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » COINS

     

    Then you better sign up for the reset in August !!

     

    Shame on you !!

     

    Uh.. you can send me a check if you like for the royalties..
    23 Jun 2014, 05:43 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » JBT deserves all the credit !!
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  • CoinsK
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    I can't get any of my money until i'm 59 1/2 .That's 5 years away ,can you help pay the tax on it ?
    23 Jun 2014, 07:00 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » Nope.. I can wait 5 years for it !!TAX FREE ....
    23 Jun 2014, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » FOLKS.

     

    Some may have read where I apologized to FEAR about a comment made months ago in a PM. He never accepted it and if JBT did not take it over this would have been dead.

     

    So I will delete any comment he makes. He isn't welcomed here nor is he in the next challenge. I tried for months , but I will not beg for commenters..

     

    He can advertise his blog somewhere else !!

     

    Most know I am lenient and very rarely remove posts. But I will not be taken advantage of.. I gave him quite a few hours to respond. But he just dropped by to promote himself.

     

    Sorry ,but I have limits myself>>>
    23 Jun 2014, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Getting it straight BDC's & Gold ? Or is it the ui squad.
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  • al roman
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    Pretty good Elvis impersonation $$.
    23 Jun 2014, 07:07 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Differing approaches are what make markets, but shared philosophies are what make good investors. I learned many years ago not to get married to just 1 philosophy because the markets are ever changing, and you are playing against unpredictable people who are not always right either. For example the Nobel winning CAPM model regards Beta as a proxy for risk, which is completely wrong. Trading needs Beta for buying opportunities. Although the "Oracle of Omaha" espouses Buy and Hold, he still makes trades, takes profits, and moves money around. No one method fits all market situations, and exposure to new ideas educates us all.
    23 Jun 2014, 09:23 PM Reply Like
  • OldWarrior
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    Starting a new Challenge Page to go with the new Challenge?
    Maybe should so people post reasons for trades.
    3 Aug 2014, 11:34 PM Reply Like
  • Interesting Times
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    Author’s reply » OW

     

    Yup.. I did !!
    4 Aug 2014, 12:32 AM Reply Like
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